Funding - Eligible Expenses

Funding programs are administered by the Research Initiatives & Infrastructure (RII) office and align with the university’s strategic research priorities. For information on all research-related services offered by RII, please visit our homepage. Grant proposal applications must be submitted via RII’s Grant Portal.

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Silvia da Costa, PhD
Director, Research Initiatives & Infrastructure

Eligible Expenses - At a Glance

Funding ProgramFaculty SalaryPostdoc, Admin, GRA SalaryEquipmentTravelM&SConsultantSubcontractOther
Instrumentation Award
Shared Instrumentation AwardXXX
Dean's Matching FundX
Institutional Training Planning Award
Institutional Training Planning AwardXXX
Collaborative Research Planning Award
Small Program AwardXXXXX
Large Program AwardXXXXXXX
USC & IISc Collaborative Network Award
USC & IISc Collaborative Network AwardX
Zumberge Preliminary Studies Research Award
Large Program AwardXXXXX
STEM Program AwardXXXXX
DEI in Research AwardXXXXX
President’s Sustainability Initiative Award
Small Program AwardXXX
Large Program AwardXXXX
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Mentorship Award
HHMI Mentorship AwardXXXX
Ming Hsieh Institute Research Award
Pre-Clinical StudyXXX
Translational Research ProjectXXX
Student Empowerment Award
Innovation PrizeXXXXXX
Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) Research Program
Building GenAI Research NetworksXXX
GenAI Research AwardXXXX
Collaborative GenAI Research AwardXXXX
SBIR/STTR Planning Award
Humanities & Humanistic Social Sciences Award
HHSS Scholars AwardXXX
HHSS Initiative AwardXXXXXX